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Planners face the increasing challenge of how to improve economic opportunities for individuals while simultaneously improving urban neighborhoods without triggering gentrification.
14 hours ago   Governing
Bruce Katz says something special is going on in Chattanooga—where a uniquely situated innovation district is setting an example for more traditional approaches to the concept.
15 hours ago   Brookings Institution
A hearing on pedestrian infrastructure in Dallas—which is proving exceptionally deadly this year—reveals the sharp political divide on how to make streets safe for walking.
16 hours ago   The Dallas Morning News
Once upon a time, golf courses were a popular component of development plans. Much more common now: single-family detached housing on the former site of a golf course.
17 hours ago   The Record
The first protected intersection opened in August in Davis, Calif., a university town with the nation's highest percentage of bike commuters. Salt Lake City's new protected intersection is explained on NPR's "Here & Now" report with audio and videos.
18 hours ago   WBUR
Esri offers insights into five new ways to analyze the success of transit service in cities of all kinds.
19 hours ago   ESRI
A summer of drought and devastating fires has demonstrated the dangers of allowing residential developments to sprawl ever farther into wild, natural environments.
20 hours ago   CityLab
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The Bloomingdale Trail, the star attraction of the 606 in Chicago, has been compared to NYC's High Line. But with its restrained design and focus on high-use activity, it is nothing like it, and, in certain ways, it's even better. Blog Post
21 hours ago   By Mark Hough
Slowing traffic by reducing the width of lanes should not be a one-size fits all approach to reaching Vision Zero.
22 hours ago   The Urbanist
More evidence is piling up that commuting by anything but private automobile can increase happiness, social capital, and health.
23 hours ago   Gizmodo
Too often, street-side parklets become little more than semi-private patios for the businesses that sponsor them. Pavement parks, replacing dangerous intersections, may be a more worthwhile option.
Yesterday   Next City